Apple Music is the world’s second-biggest music streaming service

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Apple Music
But Spotify is still way out in front.
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With a 15% share of the market, Apple Music is now the second-biggest music streaming service in the world, according to the latest data. It remains significantly bigger than rivals like YouTube Music and Deezer.

However, Apple Music will have to fight to stay ahead of Amazon Music, while catching up with Spotify will be an incredibly difficult task.

M1 Max MacBook Pro ‘an absolute beast’ for music production [Setups]

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The audio engineer who uses this setup calls their 16-inch M1 Max MacBook
The audio engineer who uses this setup calls their 16-inch M1 Max MacBook "an absolute beast" on the music production front.
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Here at Cult of Mac Setups Central, we’ve looked fairly closely at quite a few audio-centric workstations used by the likes of sound designers, video mavens and plain ol’ music fans. Today’s featured setup, with a souped-up 16-inch M1 Max MacBook at its core, belongs to an out-and-out audio engineer from Canada named James.

Experts say Apple is missing out on the cloud gaming boom

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Cloud gaming is taking off in a big way, and Apple isn't part of it.
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Apple is missing out on another major revenue stream by ignoring cloud gaming services, according to market experts.

While rivals like Amazon, Nvidia and Microsoft are reaping the rewards of a gaming industry boom that’s only expected to get bigger, Apple is leaving money on the table. But there is a simple way it could enjoy a piece of the pie.

Master e-commerce with this Amazon dropshipping bundle

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Learn how to run a store online in 60 hours!
Run a successful store online with this Amazon bundle.
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Running a great online store takes more than simply offering a great product. You must consider marketing, inventory management, sourcing and so much more to make sure yours is the store that people click on, buy from and return to.

If you want to learn how to make your online store the best it can be, then you’ll want to jump on The 2022 Premium Amazon FBA Dropshipping Bundle while it’s on sale for $34.99 (reg price: $1,400). And to save even more with an extended Green Monday discount, use code GREEN20.

Pick up brand-new AirPods for under $100 ahead of the holidays

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Get yours before they're all gone.
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Looking for the perfect holiday gift for an Apple fan? Pick up a brand-new pair of AirPods for as little as $99.

Amazon is offering notable discounts of up to $70 on almost all AirPods models for a limited time only. Enjoy them while you can!

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Apple Watch SE down to $219 as Amazon slashes $60 off

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Bag yours before the discounts disappear.
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Pick up Apple Watch SE at its lowest ever price after a generous $60 discount from Amazon. Prices start at $219 — down from $279 — for a limited time only.

Stock is selling fast, so bag yours before they’re gone or the discounts disappear.

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Awesome, affordable Apple TV alternatives on sale right now

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Awesome, affordable Apple TV alternatives
Get yours from just $19.99.
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You don’t have to splash out on an Apple TV to enjoy Apple TV+ and Apple Music alongside all your other favorite streaming services. They’re now available on a whole host of brilliant third-party devices — many of which are on sale now.

Unlike Apple, the likes of Amazon and Roku are offering big Black Friday discounts that are already live. Here are our picks of the best Apple TV alternatives that you can buy today from just $19.99.

Massive AirPods Max deal drops price by up to $120

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For a limited time, pick up a stylish top-quality pair of AirPods Max for 22% off the usual cost.
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Apple’s over-the-ear — and over-the-top — AirPods Max headphones just hit their lowest price ever. A deal knocks a whopping $119 off the regular cost.

If you have AirPods Max on your holiday shopping list, then now might be your best opportunity to pick up a pair.

6 brilliant but affordable AirPods alternatives

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AirPods might just be the best wireless buds you can pair with Apple devices, but they’re also pretty expensive. Plenty of more affordable options that deliver stellar sound and reliable connectivity in a neat design are available.

So, if you’re buying on a budget this holiday season, skip the Apple Store and check out these six brilliant but more affordable alternatives to AirPods.

Get the MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12 and 13 at its lowest price yet

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MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone
Save $19.05 for a limited time.
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Amazon is now offering its second and biggest discount on the new Apple MagSafe Battery Pack for iPhone 12 and iPhone 13. The $19.05 discount reduces the price of the device to just $79.95 for a limited time only.

Bag yours before the price returns to normal.

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